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The Artistic Edge

Author : Lisa Phillips
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Education in the arts should not be reserved for the talented few, but promoted as the means for all children to develop skills in creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, accountability, relationship building, communication, adaptability, and dreaming big. Phillips explores how to give children a competitive edge by giving them an artistic one.

Out of Dreams Comes The Artistic Edge

Author : Joanne Ciscely Nanton
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The Painter s Wedding

Author : Kristy Rice
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Many couples devour beautiful images in their desire to infuse meaning and memory into their wedding celebration, but they don't have the tools they need to translate the ideas. Award-winning stationery designer, painter, and stylist Kristy Rice, consultant to celebrities, bridges the gap between how to dream your wedding and how to do your wedding. She works inspiration from iconic artists like Monet, Hopper, Dali, O'Keeffe, and Wyeth into stunning scenery, historic estates, gardens, materials, and color compositions. Sixteen chapters of painterly ideas come alive with commentary from some of the world's most respected wedding professionals, such as Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty, Mindy Weiss, and fine art photographer Jose Villa. Her approach fosters lessons that will be used beyond the big day to style a life and home.

Keeping the Artistic Edge

Author : Brandi Davis
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We all need a break from doing our daily routine. But, what happens when we don't stop and take a break. Brandi Davis tells her story of how she didn't know how to take a break and how it caused her to go into complete burnout. Being a hair stylist for 10 years without ever taking a vacation began to weigh on her. She didn't realize how much until she was faced with losing everything she loved. Keeping the Artistic edge is about one woman's ability to overcome that nasty culprit of deferred dreams: burnout. In this book, Brandi pinpoints how burnout can ruin every area of your life and how to stop it before it's too late.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

Author : Lynette Kent
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Take your Photoshop skills to the next level Users who already know Photoshop basics will love this colorful, step-by-step guide to new tricks and techniques. Filled with beyond-the-essentials techniques that show how to take your Photoshop skills to the next level, it is lavishly illustrated with beautiful photos that inspire you to experiment. Numbered, step-by-step instructions make the techniques easy to learn, and this edition delves into all the capabilities of Photoshop CS6. Learn to get your images noticed. Users who are already familiar with Photoshop basics can expand their skills with these creative, original techniques Features numbered, step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots and beautiful photos Helps you take your skills to the next level and add "wow" to your images Veteran author is a well-traveled photographer and skilled Photoshop technician who has served as a demo artist for computer graphics software Photoshop CS 6 Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks helps you expand your skills and enhance your photos.

The Theatre and the State in Singapore

Author : Terence Chong
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore. It describes Singapore theatre as a politically dynamic field that is often a site for struggle and resistance against state orthodoxy, and how the cultural policies of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) have shaped Singapore theatre. The book traces such cultural policies and their impact from the early 1960s, and shows how the PAP used theatre – and arts and culture more widely – as a key part of its nation building programme. Terence Chong argues that this diverse theatre community not only comes into regular conflict with the state, but often collaborates with it - depending on the rewards at stake, not to mention the assortment of intra-communal conflicts as different practitioners and groups vie for the same resources. It goes on to explore how new forms of theatre, especially English-language avant garde theatre, represented resistance to such government cultural control; how the government often exerts its power ‘behind-the-scenes’ to preserve its moral legitimacy; and conversely how middle class theatre practitioners’ resistance to state power is strongly influenced by class and cultural capital. Based on extensive original research including interviews with theatre directors and other theatre professionals, the book provides a wealth of information on theatre in Singapore overall, and not just on theatre-state relations.

Artistic Edge

Author : Adrienne Looman
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Adrienne Looman author of the best selling title 'The Doodle Formula' has created another artsy book designed to teach readers how to artistically enhance their photographs through cutting-edge techniques using affordable software without having to purchase expensive equipment. The book contains step-by-step instructions and color examples of techniques. 'Artistic Edge' is based on an on-line photography class taught globally by the author.

Deutsche Leitkultur Musik

Author : Albrecht Riethmüller
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Im Fokus des Bandes steht die Musikkultur in West- und Ostdeutschland wahrend der Nachkriegszeit - nach dem Ende der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft, im Zeichen von Entnazifizierung und neuen Ansatzen. Zwischen Kontinuitat und Diskontinuitat von Gedanken und Karrieren beleuchtet der Band die Situation der Musik an der Schnittstelle von Zeit- und Musikgeschichte. Das Dilemma, in das die deutsche Musik durch den Glauben an die eigene Uberlegenheit geraten war, spiegelt der Titel mit dem Aufgriff der Formel von der aDeutschen Leitkulturo. Inhalt: Vorwort I. Ausklang des Nationalsozialismus: Anselm Gerhard: Die aVorherrschaft der deutschen Musiko nach 1945 - eine Ironie der Geschichte Horst Weber: Exil und aLeitkulturo. Eine historische Skizze Michael Walter / Albrecht Riethmueller: Richard Strauss - Vier letzte Jahre. Ein Gesprach II. Entnazifizierung: David Monod: Americanizing the Patron State? Government and Music under American Occupation, 1945-1953 Michael Custodis: Entnazifizierung an der Kolner Musikhochschule am Beispiel von Walter Trienes und Hermann Unger Thomas Eickhoff: aMit Sozialismus und Sachertorte ao Entnazifizierung und musikpolitische Verhaltensmuster nach 1945 in Osterreich Boris von Haken: aThe Case of Mr. Rosbaudo - Der Fortgang einer Karriere Joan Evans: Hans Rosbaud and New Music: From 1933 to the Early Postwar Period Friedrich Geiger: Walter Abendroth im Musikleben der Bundesrepublik Michael Custodis: aunter Auswertung meiner Erfahrungen aktiv mitgestaltendo: Zum Wirken von Wolfgang Steinecke bis 1950 Frank Schneider: Aufbruch mit Widerspruechen - Neue Musik im Zeichen der Nachkriegspolitik Adelheid von Saldern: aEin Land der Lebensfreudeo? Unterhaltungsmusik im DDR-Radio der 50er Jahre Guido Heldt: aHallo Fraulein!o - Amerikanische Popularmusik im westdeutschen Nachkriegsfilm Peter Fritzsche: Rock'n'Roll as History Glenn Stanley: Musikgeschichtsschreibung im geteilten Deutschland: Auseinandersetzung mit der juengsten Vergangenheit? Neue Impulse? Flucht ins Unverfangliche?.

On the German Ideology and the Introduction to Critique of Political Economy

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Take Your Best Shot

Author : Tim Grey
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Provides answers to a variety of questions concering digital photography, including such topics as digital cameras, digital capture, color management, using Photoshop, creative effects, printing, and digital sharing.

Dreams of the Overworked

Author : Christine M. Beckman
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A riveting look at the real reasons Americans feel inadequate in the face of their dreams, and a call to celebrate how we support one another in the service of family and work in our daily life. Jay's days are filled with back-to-back meetings, but he always leaves work in time to pick his daughter up from swimming at 7pm, knowing he'll be back on his laptop later that night. Linda thinks wistfully of the treadmill in her garage as she finishes folding the laundry that's been in the dryer for the last week. Rebecca sits with one child in front of a packet of math homework, while three others clamor for her attention. In Dreams of the Overworked, Christine M. Beckman and Melissa Mazmanian offer vivid sketches of daily life for nine families, capturing what it means to live, work, and parent in a world of impossible expectations, now amplified unlike ever before by smart devices. We are invited into homes and offices, where we recognize the crushing pressure of unraveling plans, and the healing warmth of being together. Moreover, we witness the constant planning that goes into a "good" day, often with the aid of phones and apps. Yet, as technologies empower us to do more, they also promise limitless availability and connection. Checking email on the weekend, monitoring screen time, and counting steps are all part of the daily routine. The stories in this book challenge the seductive myth of the phone-clad individual, by showing that beneath the plastic veneer of technology is a complex, hidden system of support—our dreams being scaffolded by retired in-laws, friendly neighbors, spouses, and paid help. This book makes a compelling case for celebrating the structures that allow us to strive for our dreams, by supporting public policies and community organizations, challenging workplace norms, reimagining family, and valuing the joy of human connection.

Butting Out

Author : Ananya Chatterjea
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First major study of two important contemporary female dancers. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha are major choreographers of the 20th century whose work will leave the dance field with a legacy as important and strong as that of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey. Zollar is Artistic Director of the world-renowned company, The Urban Bush Women (based in New York City), and Chandralekha is an Indian choreographer (based in Madras) who has performed internationally and is known for her radical mixing of postmodern and traditional dance forms. In this nuanced and in-depth study, dance scholar Ananya Chatterjea shows how each of these choreographers has positioned herself through performance in terms of gender, race, and nationality. Reading each dancer's major works in order to assess their unique contributions to the development of global culture, Butting Out does important theoretical work to identify common threads in the history of cultural production and the aesthetic philosophies of the artists. Chatterjea draws on theory from an array of complementary fields, including women's studies, African-American studies, and postcolonial studies. The book is beautifully enhanced by 42 black and white photographs.

Image and Video Based Artistic Stylisation

Author : Paul Rosin
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Non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) is a combination of computer graphics and computer vision that produces renderings in various artistic, expressive or stylized ways such as painting and drawing. This book focuses on image and video based NPR, where the input is a 2D photograph or a video rather than a 3D model. 2D NPR techniques have application in areas as diverse as consumer and professional digital photography and visual effects for TV and film production. The book covers the full range of the state of the art of NPR with every chapter authored by internationally renowned experts in the field, covering both classical and contemporary techniques. It will enable both graduate students in computer graphics, computer vision or image processing and professional developers alike to quickly become familiar with contemporary techniques, enabling them to apply 2D NPR algorithms in their own projects.

Otto Kahn

Author : Theresa M. Collins
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, almost everyone in modern theater, literature, or film knew of Otto Kahn (1867-1934), and those who read the financial press or followed the news from Wall Street could scarcely have missed his name. A partner at one of America's premier private banks, he played a leading role in reorganizing the U.S. railroad system and supporting the Allied war effort in World War I. The German-Jewish Kahn was also perhaps the most influential patron of the arts the nation has ever seen: he helped finance the Metropolitan Opera, brought the Ballets Russes to America, and bankrolled such promising young talent as poet Hart Crane, the Provincetown Players, and the editors of the Little Review. This book is the full-scale biography Kahn has long deserved. Theresa Collins chronicles Kahn's life and times and reveals his singular place at the intersection of capitalism and modernity. Drawing on research in private correspondence, congressional testimony, and other sources, she paints a fascinating portrait of the figure whose seemingly incongruous identities as benefactor and banker inspired the New York Times to dub him the "Man of Velvet and Steel."

Painter 8 Creativity

Author : Jeremy Sutton
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This comprehensive, full-color guide to Corel Painter 8 software helps artists to paint digitally on their computer. The book explains everything from the basics of setting up a digital canvas to generating original paintings, painterly animations manipulating and transforming photographic images, and constructing evocative photo-collage.

The Perfect Death

Author : James Andrus
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ART Through him, they'll live forever. His creation will be a testament to their perfection—and to his skill. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being immortalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for. . . IMITATES Detective John Stallings can't avoid getting drawn into his latest investigation. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in his own painful mystery. Then one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman's obsession. . . DEATH What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race to find and stop Stallings' most ruthless adversary yet. And the closer he gets to the answers, the more there is to fear—from a killer whose bloodlust is growing by the day, and a truth too terrifying to face. . . PRAISE FOR JAMES ANDRUS AND THE PERFECT WOMAN "This book moves with deadly speed and the assured hand of a writer who knows his stuff." --Michael Connelly "AN INSIDER'S VIEW OF HOW A TRUE POLICE INVESTIGATION UNFOLDS. IT'S AS CLOSE A LOOK AT POLICE WORK AS YOU CAN GET." –Elmore Leonard "ONE OF THE BEST COP NOVELS TO COME ALONG IN YEARS." --Jeffery Deaver

John Charles Thomas

Author : Michael J. Maher
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"This biography details the life and career of John Charles Thomas, from operatic performances to concerts and radio broadcasts. Beginning with his school days, it follows Thomas to his work on Broadway, where he appeared in productions as Alone at Last and Step This Way. Appendices provide a discography, operatic appearances and information on his Westinghouse radio series"--Provided by publisher.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing

Author : James Mendrinos
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Comedy is serious business - and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.

Cooked Raw

Author : Matthew Kenney
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“A tantalizing must-read for raw foods enthusiasts as well as chefs, restaurateurs, lovers of memoirs and biographies, and of course fans of Kenney’s.” —Raw Foods News Magazine An expansive, entertaining memoir that tells the story of how Matthew Kenney transitioned from a mainstream celebrity chef in New York, to a pioneer of plant-based cuisine, and his mission to change the way the world eats and thinks about food. Cooked Raw highlights a journey of courage, persistence, risk, the reward of following one’s passion, and the future of food for the 21st century. “Kenney has provided a window into celebrity chefs, the costs, the competition, and the struggles to stay true to their own lives.” —San Francisco Book Review Praise for Matthew Kenney “Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it’s alive and well. [Kenney] is a virtuoso when it comes to raw and living cuisine.” —Huffington Post “In 2004 Matthew Kenney and his then girlfriend, Sarma Melngailis, opened Pure Food and Wine, the restaurant that, perhaps for the first time in New York City’s illustrious dining history, made health food sexy.” —Vogue “A founding father of the American raw food scene.” —Well + Good “Kenney has created a movement that aims to be as inclusive, accessible, and educational as possible.” —LA Canvas

The Hair Bible

Author : Susan Craig Scott
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At last, medical science explains "bad hair days" -- and what you can do to avoid them! The straight-haired among us long for curls, yet those so endowed wish to tame their headstrong locks. Although you can't change what you were born with, you can make the most of the hair you have -- by knowing the physiological, chemical, and even psychological causes of the most common hair problems. Dr. Susan Craig Scott, a hair-replacement surgeon, consults with other medical authorities and beauty experts to present the ultimate companion to having vibrant, healthy hair at any age. The Hair Bible is every woman's guide to • Best daily treatments, products, and hair care tools • Styling without damage • Finding your look • Fixing styling mistakes • Choosing wigs, extensions, and other alternatives The Hair Bible also tackles a major concern for millions of women: hair loss. Dr. Scott explains how stress, diet, prescription medication, vitamin deficiencies, chronic illness, and other factors affect hair growth -- and, with a keen awareness of the emotional strains on women coping with thinning hair, she presents up-to-the-minute information on all treatment options: MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL: minoxidil, cortisone, and hormone therapies NATURAL: herbal products, stress management, and fitness NUTRITIONAL: dietary changes for improved hair SURGICAL: implants, grafting, scalp reduction, and more Get to the root of your hair care concerns. Turn to The Hair Bible for answers -- and make every day a great hair day!